Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
Comment Request for Regular Extension of approval (with revisions) for the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) information collection forms: the Grant Plan Narrative, the Budget Information Summary (BIS), ETA Form 9093, the Program Planning Summary (PPS), ETA Form 9094, the Program Status Summary (PSS), ETA Form 9095; the Workforce Investment Act Standardized Participant Record (WIASPR), and the Housing Assistance Summary (HAS), ETA Form 9164.
Currently, ETA is soliciting comments concerning the collection of data supporting the NFJP (expires December 31, 2012). A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this notice.
Under the Information Collection Review process, each grantee receiving NFJP funds for employment and training activities is required to submit the following:
• The BIS (ETA-9093) is submitted as part of the annual grant plan, and is used to collect information on how grant funds will be spent during the program year.
• The PPS (ETA-9094) is submitted as part of the annual grant plan, and is used to project the number of participants and the array of services to be provided for the program year.
• The PSS (ETA-9095) is submitted each quarter and is used to collect data on actual participant numbers and services. ETA has added a short section to Form 9095 to collect narrative information on grant activities.
• The WIASPR is submitted each quarter and collects individual participant records containing demographic, service, and outcome data on individuals who exit the program. Data from the WIASPR are used by ETA to calculate the common performance measures for entered employment, retention, and earnings.
• The HAS (ETA-9164), is a new quarterly reporting form for grantees receiving NFJP funds for housing assistance activities. This report will collect data on the number of individuals and families served and narrative information on grant activities.
• All NFJP grantees are required by regulation to submit a grant plan narrative covering the two-year grant period cycle. The grant plan narrative is a comprehensive service delivery plan and a projection of participant services and expenditures. ETA provides guidance to the grantees regarding the content of the annual plan narrative and submission requirements.
The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments which:
• Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;
• Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
• Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and
• Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record.